Galileo was one of the smartest men ever to live. The desire that pushed Galileo on despite all obstacles was unconquerable. No one and no thing could ever have stood in his way except for one thing, his own arrogance. Galileo undoubtedly was a brilliant man and therefore was capable of understanding and furthering human knowledge. The only thing that would persistently make things difficult for him and get in his way was his arrogance and self-confidence. Galileo thought there was nothing he could not do, understand, and then prove true. His brilliance enabled him to accomplish so much but his arrogance brought him many enemies that he would have until the end of his life.

Galileo was born in Pisa, Italy, February 15, 1564. His father was Vincenzo Galileo who played an important role in the musical revolution from medieval polyphony to harmonic modulation. At the age of twelve Galileo was enrolled in the monastery school at Vallombrosa where monks taught him. Galileo?s father determined that his son should be a doctor, pulled him out of the school and sent him to the University of Pisa in 1581 where

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